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Healing Your Brain with Arts and Crafts

Did you know that art can help heal the brain? Healing from addiction, trauma, and depression can be facilitated through creative activities such as arts and crafts. Through these activities, individuals can express their feelings creatively and constructively. Doing arts and crafts can help build positive self-esteem, increase confidence, promote relaxation, reduce stress, and open…

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Family?

Alcohol addiction doesn’t just affect the individual who is drinking. It can also tremendously impact family members, including spouses, children, parents, and extended family. How does alcohol affect your family? When a family member is struggling with alcohol addiction, it can cause stress and upheaval in the entire household. Family dynamics may change as the…

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Successful Sobriety Tips for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s only a matter of time before Christmas is here. For some of us, the holidays allow us to enjoy the rest and relaxation we need in the comfort of family and friends we love. For others, though, the holiday season may be marked by grief, regret, or loss.It’s important…

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5 Recovery Games for Groups

Group therapy in recovery isn’t always easy. It can be difficult sometimes to break the ice and encourage open discussion within a group, particularly if it’s new. For many, games can help a group overcome that initial awkwardness. When you provide a space where adults in treatment can be themselves and talk freely without judgment,…

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How Much Do Halfway Houses Cost?

Addiction recovery is a process that takes time. If you only complete part of a program and leave rehab early, your likelihood of relapsing is much greater than if you finish strong. If we continue this train of thought, you might think that going straight from rehab back to your regular living situation might not…

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Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…

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Can I Afford Rehab? Absolutely.

For anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it can feel like there are a million reasons not to go to rehab. However, at some point, you have to realize that those are the substance abuse’s words, not yours. Proper and professional treatment is vital and lifesaving for those struggling with a substance abuse…